Rotherham Child Rape Scandal: 100 Investigations into Police, ‘Potential Misconduct’
The number of investigations into the police response to allegations of child abuse and Muslim grooming gangs in Rotherham has increased to nearly 100, the police watchdog has revealed.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said they had identified “potential misconduct”, and at the beginning of April, they were overseeing 98 investigations into the response of South Yorkshire Police, compared with 62 at the same point last year. In a statement released Wednesday, they add that 33 current and former police officers were still under investigation, with a further 45 completed inquiries.
Among the investigations is one into former South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright for allegedly committing perjury when giving evidence to the home affairs select committee in 2014...MORE
European Rights Court Rejects Appeal from Parents of Dying UK Baby - Death Panel Has Spoken
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support.
The Strasbourg-based court said it received an application from the parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans on Friday to potentially delay Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool from removing him from life support. The court rejected the application as “inadmissible,” but wouldn’t specify on what grounds. Cases can be deemed inadmissible at the court if they are thought to be “manifestly ill-founded.”
Justices at Britain’s Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court’s conclusion that it would be pointless to fly the boy to Rome for treatment.